TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police say a man who threatened himself in the middle of the roadway on the city's southside Wednesday morning has been taken into custody.
Police say it started when officers attempted to pull the car over, believing the driver is a wanted man. The driver refused to stop, ultimately resulting in a standoff near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue.
Responding officers negotiated with the suspect to surrender himself, police said.
Traffic was restricted in the area, but the roads reopened by 2 p.m.
🟢🚦TRAFFIC RESTRICTION UPDATE🚦🟢— Ofc. Frank Magos (@ofcrmagos) January 8, 2020
North and southbound 12th Ave. traffic is back open. East and west Irvington Rd. is slowly opening back up. Thank you for your patience Tucson!
The barricaded suspect has been taken into custody.
🚔🔴 TRAFFIC RESTRICTION 🔴🚔— Ofc. Frank Magos (@ofcrmagos) January 8, 2020
Please avoid the area of S. 12th Ave. and W. Irvington Rd. Officers are attempting to communicate with a barricaded subject in his vehicle. pic.twitter.com/MVqtLW7mkg
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